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June 17, 2022 - No Comments!

Meet the Team: Justin

Today we're bringing you the first instalment of our brand new 'Meet the Team' series. Every month we'll be bringing you a short interview with a member of the Paperclip family...

This week we're saying hello to Justin, our long-serving Marketing Manager. Justin has been with us since 2017 and has been growing, and rewarding, the Paperclip community ever since!

Hey Justin, go ahead and introduce yourself to the blogosphere...

Hey everyone I'm Justin, the Marketing Manager here at Paperclip HQ. I mostly work on developing and executing our digital and email marketing strategies as well as providing general support to the team and our users.

How did it all begin?

So it'll be my four year anniversary as a full-time member of the Paperclip squad this coming August. I was studying Business Management at Swansea University and I was working for Red Bull as a Brand Ambassador the same time. In my final year, I wanted to gain some more work experience and started an internship with Paperclip. Once I graduated, there was only one place I wanted to work and that was right here. I started my first job after uni as a Marketing Coordinator and after a year, I became Marketing Manager!

A fresh-faced Justin on his first day on the job (sorry, not sorry - Ed.)
So what attracted you to the role?

I like having a variety of roles and taking on new challenges as it enables me to learn something new, and develop my skills. As we were in the early start-up stage, I thought this would be a great time to jump in and help the company, and community, grow.

What motivates you to keep going?

I love to build things and lead on projects. I love watching them develop and really take pride in any successes we have individually or as a team. I've been lucky to work on so many projects from the ground up, whether that be growing our student communities, creating ad campaigns or email flows to keep our users engaged and feeling valued.

What do you get up to outside of work?

I really like working on my own projects and start-up ideas, currently running a personalised hoodie blanket company! I also love Muay Thai, and will hopefully be having my first fight soon.

Do you have a favourite movie?

Pulp Fiction. What a film! Even though I've only seen it once, and that was about about 10 years ago, I really enjoyed it.

What's your dream holiday destination?

That's a tough one. Though I've always fancied going on a food odyssey in South East Asia on a motorbike. Maybe next year. If I do go, I'll be sure to share the photos on the @Paperclip HQ socials!

And finally, tell us a fun fact about yourself...

Hmmm, well this is kind of embarrassing, but when I younger I learned to play 'Numb' by Linkin Park on the piano. It's actually the only song I know how to play on there. Maybe one day I'll expand my repertoire...maybe.

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Published by: Laurence in Team

June 9, 2022 - No Comments!

Our top 5 homeware items

If you've been with us for awhile, you'll know that Paperclip isn't just a place for gorgeous preloved garments, fabulous fitness items and awesome games & consoles. In fact, you can find countless bargains across all of our item categories.

Our 'Home & Garden' category boasts over 10,000 new and preloved items from sellers up and down the United Kingdom. If you're on the app or visiting us on your web browser and want to check out everything homeware, just head to the slider across the top of the screen and select the category. You then have the option to sort by price, date added or by sub-category making it super easy to find what you're looking for.

Today, we're bringing you our pick of the top five homeware items currently available on our beloved marketplace...

Metamec Wall Clock
clock, homeware

First up is this gorgeous retro wall clock from Paperclip seller @philip_1. Made in England back in the 1960s, these clocks were built to last. In stylish gold and cream, with all it's original detailing, this piece is listed at a reasonable £120.00. Still in perfect condition with no scratches or scuffs, this could be a perfect addition to your living room...

Floor lamp
lamp, homeware

We love this classic adjustable electric floor lamp and shade! With it's sturdy pine wood tripod stand and double brackets, you can see why this item has been viewed over 400 times. The lamp features protective feet pad prevent your floor from damage, a handy foot pedal switch and can be adjusted from 99cm to 1.43m!

You can pick it up now from Paperclip seller @c2hope! Even though it's brand new, it's a real bargain at only £75.00.

Pink flamingo
flamingo, homeware

Bright, colourful, and fun, this funky pink Flamingo could be a fabulous addition to your garden. These kitsch ornaments became popular in America in the 1960s but are enjoying a revival of late - at least on the Paperclip marketplace. You can purchase our avian amigo for less than a tenner (including delivery!) from Paperclip Powerseller @rf2022.

Sea grass baskets
baskets, homeware

Nowadays, storage space is at a premium. These authentic sea grass woven-baskets will keep your bits and bobs organised whilst keeping your pad looking stylish. This pack of three small, medium and large baskets feature white trim pom pom decorations and toggle fastening. Another listing from homeware queen @c2hope, this trio can be picked up for just £30.00.

Evil eye pendant
seeing eye, homeware

Now this is where things start getting a little spooky...

The evil eye wall hanging or 'nazar' as it's known in Middle Eastern cultures, is an eye-shaped amulet believed to protect against evil spirits. Not limited to the region, there are variations of these amulets that span across North Africa to Southern Europe to the Indian sub-continent. Not something you see every day and can easily hang off your wardrobe, wall or door. We think this piece would be an interesting addition to your front room, whether you're superstitious or not.

This amulet comes with its own box and is listed at £17.00 plus delivery. Be sure to check out new seller @aysen's other great listings whist your there too!

Be sure to keep checking the Paperclip marketplace for even more awesome homeware bargains.

Keep up with the latest news from Paperclip HQ. Follow us on Twitter here.

Published by: Laurence in Musings